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Woman trapped in SUV after broadside collision on West Yosemite Avenue

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Woman trapped in SUV after broadside collision on West Yosemite Avenue

A 41-year-old Modesto woman is taken to a waiting Manteca Ambulance after being freed from her overturned SUV Tuesday afternoon in the 1500 block of West Yosemite Avenue.

GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin


POSTED January 28, 2009 1:28 a.m.
Patricia Naber, 41, of Modesto was trapped in her overturned 2005 Lexus SUV after it was broadsided by a 2007 Chrysler sedan driven by Charli Abrew, 31, of Manteca at about 4:20 Tuesday afternoon.

Police said Naber pulled out of the Valley Dental offices in the 1500 block of West Yosemite Avenue attempting to make a left hand turn when she was broadsided by the westbound Chrysler.  Officers said the SUV was spun around by the impact and overturned in the eastbound lanes of the street.

One fireman crawled inside the driver’s compartment to monitor the Modesto woman’s condition and to attempt to comfort her as other fire fighters used two Jaws of  Life to cut the top off of the car that came to rest on its left side.

Cutting off the top took about 20 minutes with four firemen pulling it to the ground still attached on one side.  Once the woman was freed she was placed on a backboard and transported to Doctors Hospital Manteca.

The driver of the Chrysler appeared to be unhurt in the crash and the vehicle only sustained moderate damage.
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